Grammar Term:
Written Past

Translation: Präteritum, preterit
Written Past is not an official term, but it's the one I use, because it's more intuitive for beginners than preterit. You only need to know the written past for like 30 verbs or so.

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German Past Tense - The Basics

A fun overview over how the past tense works in German and where the differences are to English.


German Past Tense 3 - "The Written Past"

In this episode, we'll learn the rules for the regular preterit and go over the irregular forms of the most common verbs. With lots of examples.


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